Year 2 – General Information
The Romans – Class 2R – Mrs Lee.
TA – Mrs Pane
Library Books – Friday.
Guided Reading – Thursday.
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Mr Moss.
TA – Miss Dooley
Library Books – Thursday.
Guided Reading – Friday.
PE Arrangements for Autumn Term
PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Tuesday morning. We are delighted that we will be supported by our Inspire Sports Coaches, for these sessions. Your child will need a white T –shirt, black shorts and plimsoles/trainers, which need to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should be removed.
Week beginning 20th January 2020
We will continue to link our learning with the wonderful book George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell and begin to find out more about Castles.
As Readers we will:-
Use our ‘skim and scan’ Resilient Reader skills to read and discuss the story.
Read unfamiliar words and discuss what these words mean.
Answer a variety of question types about the story to demonstrate our understanding.
Be Resilient Readers and remember that ‘the answers are in our hands’.
Compare, Find, Infer, Explain and Predict.
Tap and clap key words linked to our theme.
As Writers we will:-
Use our Legends of Literacy and MC Grammar to help us with our Grammar knowledge.
Practise spelling our CEWs with Spelling Challenges and Scrabbled Eggs.
Answer questions about the text, in complete sentences, to show our understanding.
Write labels for our castle paintings.
Create a ‘castle glossary’ with headings, to describe the features of a castle.
Use our better blue pens to edit and improve our work.
As Mathematicians we will:
* Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s.
Ensure we know our number bonds of 10 off by heart.
Use words and phrases such as divide, share, division, equal groups of.
Solve division word and number problems.
Write number sentences using ÷ and = symbols.
Complete our Fluent in Five challenges every day to improve our mathematical knowledge and recall.
Continue to practise our BMBT and CLIC scores with Mrs Lucking.
Take part in our AWESOME Maths sessions.
As Scientists we will:-*
Continue with our exciting new topic ‘Forces and Movement’.
* Tap and clap Scientific vocabulary linked to our theme.
* Draw diagrams with labels to represent our research.
Identify forces such as push, pull, twist, turn and gravity.
Identify forces at work in and around the school.
Who will be our Super Scientist and get to wear the Lab Coat this week?
As Artists we will:–
Use our drawing and painting skills to create images of castles.
Work collaboratively to use a variety of collage materials to create castles.
As Historians we will:-
Use and understand words and phrases such as long ago, then, past, many years ago.
Use a variety of sources of evidence to find out about castles.
Ask and answer the Historical enquiry questions – What did castles look like? What features did they have? What were the features used for?
In PE we will:–
* Work with the wonderful Inspire Sports Coaches.
Start to learn and play a variety of team games.
Use and understand the phrases – attack, defend, opponent, team-mate.
In RE we will:-
Reflect on what we achieved last year.
Talk about why some people make new year’s resolutions.
Suggest our own new year’s resolution and give reasons whey this will be important.
As Programmers we will:-
Work with our Computing Buddies.
Use the IPads.
Begin to carry out research online about our new topic.
Upload our work to See-Saw.
Collaborate and work together – two heads are better than one!
WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY DISCUSSING ALL THESE NEW ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE READING CHALLENGE EVERY WEEK – WE WERE DELIGHTED WITH OUR RESULTS LAST WEEK!
LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TOP THE LEADER BOARD NEXT WEEK!
WELL DONE YEAR TWO – – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK – YOU ARE AMAZING!
Year 2 Spellings
Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly. You might like to practise these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge. We will also practise these words regularly in school too. IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL THAT THEY GET THEM ALL CORRECT, ALL THE TIME. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THESE SPELLING RULES TO THEIR WRITING ALL THE TIME. We need to learn to spell all the Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of Year Two. These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learn them off by heart. Termly updates will be sent home, so you can see how our child is progressing with this target!
Year 2 Bulletins
Brilliant Beginning Projects
Thank you for all your hard work to create your Brilliant Beginning Projects . We enjoyed sharing all your wonderful work and finding out what you’d discovered about our new topic Medieval Mayhem! We have displayed your work in our classrooms!
Watch out for ‘Marvellous Me’ messages from your child’s teachers. We LOVE Marvellous Me at Trimley St Mary – it’s a fantastic way to encourage, praise and celebrate successes and achievements in school. Take the time to talk with your child about their learning! Because …… everyone’s a SUPERHERO!!
Parent Helpers Welcome!
We welcome parents into school, to help our children to improve their reading skills. If you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know. We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning. We would love you to come and join us! Tea and coffee provided too!
Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office. Come on Year 2! A KS1 class has never topped the leader board! We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge. Class Prizes available too. Keep reading!!
Year 2 English Curriculum - Spring Term
As Resilient Readers, we’ll be reading & discussing a variety of texts about ‘Castles’. Storytelling skills will be developed using Pie Corbett’s words & actions. We’ll listen to and write poems about dragons and castles. As Writers, we’ll become experts on ‘castles’ and write non-chronological reports using headings and sub-headings. Reading and spelling skills will be practised regularly during our handwriting, phonics and grammar sessions. Please help your child to practise their Word Pouch, as well as reading and discussing their books with them. Your child will continue to bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Weekly Spellings, Maths, English and Handwriting homework challenges will continue. Your help and support with reading and spelling is invaluable. Our English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue. This skills-based curriculum helps to develop the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar, phonics and spelling while encouraging co-operative learning.
Don’t forget to complete the Reading Challenge every week! We challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week at home! Come on Year Two! We haven’t topped the leader board yet!
Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Spring Term
As Mathematicians we’ll continue to follow our ‘Inspire Maths’ scheme & work on calculations including multiplying and dividing. We need to learn the 2x, 5x, 3x and 10x tables off by heart. The CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach will be used to consolidate our Mathematical understanding. We’ll also be working with coordinates on a map, exploring measuring using different types of equipment, using 3D shapes for castle modelling & looking at the different types of shapes found in castles. We will investigate symmetrical patterns on shields. Please help your child to continue to learn the addition and subtraction ‘Learn-Its’ for this term and their Times Tables by practising the number facts in their Number Pouch. BMBTs and CLICs will be sent home each week so you can see your child’s progress & help them to improve their scores.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP PRACTISING YOUR NUMBER POUCH TOO!